What Do Teens Think About Peer Pressure?

Maybe you don’t care what people think of you, but that’s because you’re not a teen. Teen brains are wired to care what their peers think. Their brains have reward centers that get excited around peers, reinforcing their desire for more and deeper peer interactions. Being different and not fitting in can cause teens stress and anxiety because they’re motivated by a desire to be “normal” as they develop their identity, which they do in part by comparing themselves to others. Open a conversation with teens about peer pressure. We did and gathered their thoughts for you.

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About Taylor Tropea

Taylor is a Communications Associate at CPTC. Her background is in marketing and communications, and she brings experience executing digital communications initiatives in higher education and tourism.

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